Autumn Harvest! The second flavor from the TeaCrush stash I shipped back to myself from California. This one has a black tea base, and is mixed with lemon juice, apple juice concentrate, ginger juice and extract, monk fruit extract, and cayenne pepper. This is by far my least favorite flavor of the three iced teas TeaCrush makes, for only one reason… it’s a bit too spicy for my spice-wuss tastes. I really like lemon ginger teas, and this mostly does come off tasting like a strong lemon ginger iced tea… but the cayenne hits right at the end of the sip, and unlike the Turmeric Ginger Pear, where the turmeric and ginger just leave a little pleasant warmth on the throat and the tea is overall mostly sweet, this leaves a lingering heat on the back of my throat for far too long after the sip to really feel that refreshing to me. If the cayenne was missing, I’d really enjoy this one too, since I do like the flavor of the lemon and ginger before that spicy aftertaste hits.
I still have the Matcha Coconut Pineapple in my fridge, and then all my TeaCrush will be gone. Boo!
Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Lemon, Pepper, Spicy